NASHVILLE — Having to finish its track and field meet with Columbus East on Friday night did not stop Columbus North from performing well in Brown County’s Talon Relays on Saturday.

The Bull Dogs boys team ended the meet with four first-place finishes to win the team trophy with 110 points, 26 ahead of second place Terre Haute North.

The North girls team also had four first-place finishes, scoring 62 points to win the meet by three over second-place Greensburg.

“Coming out, competing and placing well is something we try to do,” North coach Lou Sipe said.

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Coleman Tennyson and Hunter Wolford teamed to win the boys shot put, throwing a combined 101 feet. Brigham Kleinheinz and Cohen Reedy’s combined pole vault of 21-0 earned the Bull Dogs’ second field event medal.

Triston Perry, Cortez Bandy, Jaylen Flemmons and Damon Hunter Jr. won the 4×100-meter relay in 44.10 seconds. Perry, Ben Malone, Noah Kestler and Nash Johnson took the 4×55 shuttle hurdle relay in 39.76.

Also for North, Perry finished second in the 110 hurdles (15.14), and Logan Abbott and Tennyson were second in the discus (249-1).

For the Bull Dogs girls, Jahna Smiley and Maliah Howard-Bass jumped a combined 9-8 to win the high jump. Olivia Morlok took the 3,200 in 11:46.84.

Ana Singhal, Olivia Morlok, Kennedy Kerber and Arig Tong won the 4×1600 relay in 23:21.40. Kirsten Ballard, Abbey Landini, Jennifer Gutman and Tong took the 4×800 relay in 10:23.60.

North’s Maura VanDeventer, Roxana Mendoza, Gretchen Bless and Kammy Salo finished second in the 4×50 shuttle hurdle relay (43.94).

“I was really proud of the kids, the way they came out and competed,” Sipe said “They were able to come out and take a few first places, and that’s always good.”

The Brown County girls finished third with 49½ points. Isabel Rygiel and Maddy Fields combined to win the pole vault at 17-6.

The Eagles boys took sixth with 62½ points. Isaiah Keefauver and Dawson Williams combined to win the high jump at 11-6; and Job Lawson, Keefauver, Jackson McPheeters and Wyatt Wyman won the distance medley relay in 10:48.50 and finished second in the 4×400 relay (3:30.86).

Brown County coach Rob Abraham said both his teams had pretty good performances all the way around.

“I think they competed very well on a not so friendly day,” Abraham said. “These are the type of days we’ll see what type of athlete you actually are if you have enough guts to come out here and compete.”

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Frank Bonner is a sports writer for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5632.